Twelve Projects Selected for SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) program


The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has decided on the following 12 projects to be newly selected for the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) program in FY 2023. This decision is based on the selection results by committees of external experts conducted by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED).
SATREPS is a program intended to promote science-and-technology diplomacy and international joint research between Japan and developing countries using advanced Japanese science and technology along with ODA. The program is a collaboration among JICA, the JST, and AMED and is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.
SATREPS aims at acquiring new knowledge that may help address global issues, such as the environment and energy, bioresources, disaster prevention and mitigation, and infectious disease control. The program promotes future use of this acquired knowledge in society, and capacity building of researchers and research institutes in developing countries based on their social needs.

The following projects have been selected for FY 2023. Projects are listed below in the alphabetical order of their countries, according to the area of research.
*[ ]: Counterpart country
*( ): Principal investigator in Japan; affiliation

Environment and Energy

Research contributing to the solution to global-scale environmental issues

“The Project for Securing the Sustainability of Oasis Societies Associated with Water and Land Use in the Western Desert”
[Arab Republic of Egypt]
(Professor IWASAKI Erina; Faculty of Foreign Studies, Department of French Studies, Sophia University)

“The Project for Utilization Technology of Rubber Seeds for Green Products to Mitigate Global Warming and Plastic Pollution”
[Kingdom of Thailand]
(Associate Professor KANEHASHI Shinji; Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)

“The Project for Risk-based Participatory WASH Planning and Citizen-data WASH Statistics for African Peri-urban Settlements”
[Republic of Zambia]
(Associate Professor HARADA Hidenori; Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

Environment and Energy

Research on the sustainable use of resources and energy with a view to achieving carbon neutrality

“The Project for Development and Social Implementation of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Technologies in Paddy Fields of West Tonle Sap Lake by Establishing a Large Paddy Area Water Management System”
[Kingdom of Cambodia]
(Project Leader IZUMI Taro; Rural Development Division, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences)

“The Project for Development of Integrated Bio-circular Economy from Food and Energy Estate Waste Fraction to Biofuel and Bio-chemicals”
[Republic of Indonesia]
(Professor OGINO Chiaki; Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University)

“The Project for Development of Innovative Technologies for Efficient Generation of Green/Blue Hydrogen for Realization of a Carbon-neutral Society with Consideration of Industrial and Environmental Characteristics in the Region”
[Republic of Uzbekistan]
(Professor SUGAI Yuichi; Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University)


Research contributing to sustainable production and utilization of bioresources

“The Project for Development of Sustainable Seaweed-Based Functional Foods for Achieving Blue Economic Goals”
[Republic of Indonesia]
(Professor ICHIKAWA Sosaku; Institute of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba)

“The Project for Resilient Citrus Cultivation by Integrated Disease Management with Bioactive Compounds for Small Family Farmers in Tropical Mountainous Regions”
[Kingdom of Thailand]
(Senior Researcher INOUE Haruhiko; Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization)

Disaster Prevention and Mitigation

Research on disaster prevention and mitigation towards social sustainability

“The Project for Compound Disaster Risk Reduction Associated with Large Earthquakes and Tsunamis”
[Republic of El Salvador/United Mexican States]
(Assistant professor NAKANO Genta; Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University)

“The Project for Joint Research on Disaster Risk Reduction for Widespread Volcanic Hazards in Southwest Pacific Countries”
[Kingdom of Tonga/Republic of Vanuatu/Republic of Fiji]
(Associate Professor ICHIHARA Mie; Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo)

Infectious Disease Control

Research on measures to address infectious disease control attuned to the needs of developing countries

“The Project for Implementation of KITASATO-drug Discovery and
Development in Schistosomiasis Endemic Areas for its Eradication”
[Republic of Ghana]
(Professor, TSUJI Naotoshi, the Kitasato Institute, Kitasato University School of Medicine)

“The Project for Co-designing Neglected Zoonosis Intervention Through One Health, Education, and Public-private Partnership”
[Republic of Tanzania]
(Professor MAKITA Kohei, School of Veterinary Medicine, Rakuno Gakuen University)

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